Our story

  • 2002-2011

    Everett Harper, Jennifer Leech, and Mark Ferlatte worked together at Linden Lab, maker of Second Life, a pioneer in virtual worlds.

  • 2011

    Everett Harper founded the precursor to Truss, Tetherpad, at Women 2.0’s Founder Lab accelerator.

  • 2012

    Mark and Jen joined as co-founders of Tetherpad and helped launch Leave Now, a calendar app that notified users when they needed to leave to arrive on time at their next scheduled appointment.

  • 2012

    Everett, Jen, and Mark were contacted by CCS, a division of Omnicom, to develop a mobile task calendar for the enterprise, becoming their first client. Meanwhile, Apple and Google's operating systems incorporated functionality similar to their main product, Leave Now, occupying its market and forcing the team to reconsider their path.

  • 2013 - 2014

    The team, along with other Bay Area tech companies, joined the “tech surge” to revive Once was up and running, they were invited back to build the Marketplace Lite portion of and prototype an Application Health Monitoring system for CMS with its partner Aquilent.

    The founders decided to focus exclusively on developing its consulting practice. With that shift, they decide to rename the company TrussWorks (aka Truss), after the infrastructure that supports the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • 2015 - 2017

    Nuna's CEO challenged Truss's CEO to commit to creating a new type of contractor that used 21st century development practices to have lasting impact on how government agencies deliver services. Inspired, the kernel of Truss's government practice was born and the first full-time employees were hired.

  • 2017

    Truss won its first competitive government bid to improve the Department of Defense’s system of moving service members and their belongings.

  • 2018

    Truss added design and product practice areas to its stable of software and infrastructure engineers.

  • 2019

    Truss has over 60 people in 11 states and is still growing!


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